Kansas City Zoo is partnering with “The City Celebration and Appreciation Picnic” honoring the new Mayor-elect Sly James and the incoming Council to offer all 3,000 guests at the picnic free admission to the Kansas City Zoo on Saturday, May 7. Guests to the picnic can show their picnic ticket at the Zoo’s Main Entrance [...]
Mayor-elect Sly James is foregoing the traditional black-tie inaugural ball, instead hosting a picnic for city employees and the Kansas City community at Starlight Theatre. “I want to begin my term as mayor by thanking the thousands of men and women who serve our city and are constantly asked to do more with less,” said [...]
Contact For contact information, please visit the city website here.
On May 16 the New York Times Travel Section featured a story boasting the music, cuisine, and attractions of Kansas City, MO. Along with traditional tourist draws including BBQ and the city’s fountains, the paper recommends travelers check out less well known aspects of Kansas City culture including indie music and fashion.
After failing last week, an ordinance to create a new city department in charge of overseeing construction projects was passed by the city council on April 13. The ordinance was reintroduced by Councilman John Sharp in an effort to “speed up backlogged city construction projects.”
An effort by Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser failed May 13 when the initiative stalled in the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Mayor wanted the issue to be placed on the August 3 ballot so that voters could authorize $100 million in bonds for infrastructure improvements around both public and private schools. The measure may [...]
Sprint Nextel Corp. CEO, Dan Hesse, told shareholders at their yearly meeting that the Kansas City based company is finally beginning to move in the right direction. The company, one of the largest private employers in the region, experienced large layoffs in recent years. Hesse asserted at the meeting, however, that the decline in business has [...]
Rumors have been swirling recently about the University of Missouri joining the Big 10 Athletic Conference. Fans of both the Big 12, Mizzou’s current conference, and the Big 10 are not the only ones pondering the effect of this potential conference switch, however, as Kansas City officials and businesses worry a switch could mean losing [...]
In anticipation of a wave of electric cars, including the Nissan Leaf, anticipated to hit the market in the next few years, communities around the country are exploring ways to create the necessary infrastructure to keep these cars on the road. Retailers and office buildings will probably be the prime locations for charging stations. Roeland [...]
Light Rail champion Clay Chastain is once again gathering signatures for a petition to get a light rail proposal on the November ballot. Chastain has gathered 1,000 of the 4,237 signatures he is seeking in support of a 22 mile of light rail connecting the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas City International Airport.